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Google Pixel 3a could be revealed next week with a $399 starting price

Google’s smartphones are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. They usually don’t look as fabulous as other flagship devices and this is a major minus in the book of many smartphone users. However, the Pixel smartphones usually are able to ensure amazing user experience. Another thing that prevented people from purchasing Google’s handsets was their pricing. For not-so-good-looking devices, Google’s models always come with quite a high price tag. This seems to end this year when Google launches its new budget phones: the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL. According to the latest rumors, the starting price of the Google Pixel 3a will be $399 while the larger model will sell for $479.

Google will presumably unveil its first pair of budget phones next week, at the I/O 2019 Keynote. Naturally, rumors already surfaced regarding the new devices, so we already have a pretty good idea of what the new smartphones will be like. First of all, the design will be as simple as it gets, with quite thick bezels for 2019. The body of the handsets will be made of plastic, so there is no real news there.

What is unusual for Google, but it is totally understandable in the case of budget phones, on the other hand, is that these will be the first Pixels that won’t come with top-tier specs. The 5.6-inch Google Pixel 3a will reportedly have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset while its larger, 6-inch brother, the 3a XL, will sport the Snapdragon 710 SoC. Both models will reportedly include 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. Naturally, the aforementioned prices are the ones of the 64GB variants.

Google reportedly equipped its budget phones with 12MP primary cameras, 8MP lenses for selfies and video calls, and 3.5mm audio jacks. As for the battery, the Google Pixel 3a will have a 3,000mAh one while the Google Pixel 3a XL will get its energy from a 3,700mAh battery. The devices will become available in three different color variants: white, black, and purple.

There are only a few more days until the Google I/O 2019 Keynote, so we will most likely hear a lot more about these devices in the next couple of days and we could actually see them next Tuesday, on May 7.  

Until then, you can check out what we already know about the devices:

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